Link Crew is a high school orientation and transition program that increases freshman success. Members of the junior and senior class (and a few select sophomores!) are trained to be Link Crew Leaders who act as positive role models, motivators, student mentors and teachers helping guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during their high school transition. As freshman success increases, the benefits to the school climate and culture become apparent; Link Crew schools report having greater student connection, increased extracurricular participation, fewer discipline issues and improved academic performance. Link Crew schools value the service-learning and character development achieved through this proven high school orientation program.
How are Link Crew Leaders trained?
Link Crew Leaders use 4-6 days of Raider Hour time in April/May to learn the basics!
Link Crew leaders meet at the beginning of the first week of school (before FRESH Start) to review the activities and plan for the year!
Link Crew Activities
FRESH Start Day:
First day of freshman attendance is led by Link Crew leaders.
Link Crew leaders meet with their freshman during Raider hour with a focus on the first nine weeks of the school year. Some of the topics they discuss are: getting involved in school activities, peer pressure, time management, making good decisions, putting words into action, respect, achieving excellence, homecoming week, final exams, and looking towards the future.
Link Crew leaders and Freshman Academy instructors encourage freshman students to attend the activities listed below.
Cocoa and Cram
Kool-Aid and Cram
For more information:
Contact Holly Riggins or Denee MenzioneEPCHS Freshman Academy Coordinators309-694-8345 / 309-694-8317